Postdoctoral position at NeuroImmunology of pain lab (East Lansing, Michigan State University, USA)

Advertised: Jan 27, 2023 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: Jan 27, 2025 Eastern Standard Time

Position Summary

Neuroimmunology of pain is a research laboratory belonging to physiology department of Michigan university, based in the United States. Geoffroy Laumet is the lab’s principal investigator and his team aims at understanding the neurobiology of chronic pain.

Accumulating evidence suggests that non-neuronal cells such as immune cells, glial cells, keratinocytes, cancer cells, and stem cells play active roles in the pathogenesis and resolution of pain. The lab thereby has a special interest in studying the communication between immune cells and neurons in the skin, DRG, spinal cord, brain, and meninges and leverage this understanding to identify new therapeutic strategies. Recently, the lab has been paying more attention to sexual dimorphism in neuro-immune interactions. 

The Postdoctoral/Research associate will be supervised by Dr. Laumet. Additional guidance and training will come from senior members of the lab and collaborators. The Postdoctoral/Research associate is expected to participate in data dissemination (e.g. presentations at conferences) and writing manuscripts for publications. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to mentor students, interact with postdoctoral fellows and research assistants in the lab, collaborate with different labs, and receive state-of-the-art training in neuroimmunology and pain research. Review of applications begins on the 02/02/2023 and will continue until position is filled. Salary will be based on NIH guidelines.

The lab is currently funded by the NIH, the Rita Allen Foundation, and industrial partnerships.  


Someone with a doctorate in biomedical sciences and/or neurosciences and/or immunology. Minimum requirements must be identifiable from the CV/Resume 

Particular interest is shown for applicants with strong experience and a keen interest for neuroimmunology, pain, immunology, or neuroscience research. The Postdoctoral/Research associate should have a strong record of presenting research, good communication techniques, and experience working on a team. The candidate is also expected to have experience with or be committed to learning: transgenic models, molecular biology, flow cytometry, primary cell culture, calcium imaging, viral vector manipulation, in situ hybridization, immunostaining, animal models of chronic pain, and animal behavioral testing.

How to apply

A cover letter of application that specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications, a current CV/resume, a list of three or more professional references. 

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